Slough council regains control of education services

The control of education services in Slough is set to be returned to the powers of the council, after the Department for Education ordered that the children centres be run by Cambridge Education.

The private firm has been running schools and children’s services since 2013, in a bid to give ‘greater value for money’.

However, Slough’s cabinet is expected to agree the transfer of education support services, children's centres and the early years service back to the council when the Cambridge Education contract expires in October.

Councillor Sabia Hussain, commissioner for education and children's services, said: "Even though there is much left to do, we have turned a corner and I am confident that by working in partnership with the trust we will once again deliver quality services that children and young people in Slough quite rightly deserve."

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